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    In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    Hey guys.
    I think I am entering a dangerous world, but I promised myself it will be the one and only Vintage watch.
    I absolutely love the look on vintage rolexes. The acrylic, thrown on natos or vintage leather straps, they just look stunning.
    I am still reading into it, and trying to hunt the pieces in the flesh, and taking my time as I haven't decided on anything yet.

    As much as I would love to own a 6263, or a 1680 Submariner red, they are just way out of my budget.

    I have currently been really looking at these two references.
    The Submariner 5513, and the GMT 16750 pepsi. As you all know, it is possible to change the insert on the GMT, to have it all black as well.
    They are both really just incredible.

    It will be worth mentioning that I do own a BLNR, and the GMT function is extremely useful to me as a Pilot.
    A part of me says I should go with the Sub as I don't own one (not that I ever dive, but just to diversify), but the other part says that the GMT is the way to go for a Pilot, that will make use out of the complication.

    I would love to hear your opinions. Thank you all in advance.

    Neither of these are my pics btw.

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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    I'd personally get the GMT, even if I already had a more recent one. The more slender older model with an aluminum Pepsi bezel is going to be pretty different from a ceramic BLNR. Of the two, the black sub would actually look more like the BLNR because of its dark color profile.

    That said, I personally would be going after a root beer GMT if I were in your shoes.

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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    GMT

    As a traveler, it just makes sense.

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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    Get the watch for the useful features.


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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    I think GMTs are more interesting in general, but you'll likely own both eventually.
    Head on over to TRF and say hi :)
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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    Pepsi Fat Lady.

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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    Sub!
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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    Have you ever thought about a 1601 DateJust.

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    Dressy on a jubilee.

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    Casual on some vintage leather.
    Add in your GMT and you'll have a lot of variety.
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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzHadEnuf View Post

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    Casual on some vintage leather.
    Add in your GMT and you'll have a lot of variety.
    Yes. All about straps. Even the most plain boring watches like a Datejust can look badass with one.

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    Re: In the market for a Vintage Rolex. Sub Or GMT?

    I second the idea of getting a Root Beer. Those are so retro-70's cool. And relatively uncommon (for a Rolex sports watch of the last several decades).

    Alternatively, if you get the Pepsi GMT, please keep on the red/blue dial and don't change it to the IMHO humdrum black gmt dial.

    You mention the 1680 red but it's too pricey... well look into the regular 1680. I know a lot of people here hate the cyclops, but for me it's a very practical addition to a day-to-day watch.

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